After reading some of the previous reviews, I thought I was in for a big letdown. It just goes to show you that you can't believe everything you read! READ THE BOOK! Cold Fall is an espionage masterpiece and I totally enjoyed it! I have been reading John Gardner's James Bond series for over ten years now and I never grow tired of them, although the last two installments (SeaFire & Never Send Flowers) were not up to par with some other the earlier ones. Cold Fall features not one, but FOUR Bond women, a really nasty megalomaniacal villian, plus all of the usual cloak & dagger action that makes James Bond a favorite literary character!
The only problem I have with Cold Fall is that it ended too soon! What will happen to James Bond and the newly reorganized British Secret Service? Will Gardner write another installment? One can only hope so.